For as long as Linux has been around, Microsoft has resisted supporting this alternative operating system. Linux’s growth means less businesses will use Microsoft’s operating system for their servers and desktops. It supports Apple because Apple is hardly a blip on Microsoft’s radar screen – but Linux is looming larger and larger.
However, Microsoft knows that it MUST eventually bend to the will of “the people”.
News Factor writes Citing interoperability as a larger goal, Microsoft Latest News about Microsoft has promised that it will add Linux Latest News about Linux support to its Virtual Server 2005 Service Pack 1, due by the end of the year. It will be the first Microsoft product to get Linux support.
The announcement was made by Microsoft head Steve Ballmer during a keynote at the Microsoft Management Summit in Las Vegas.
Ballmer, who has criticized Linux in the past, noted that the shift is meant to help users manage heterogeneous networks.